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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Oh noes your games are not installed.

They have your $$$, you not downloading the games = less costs for them.

Sir I applaud you.
Anything I can do to help
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Not according to raw sales figures.
Who's sales figures?

More PCs are sold than consoles, PC Games bring in more money than console games.

If you look at physical media sold in the US only, then yes, consoles have a significant edge. However, this is only a fraction of total sales.

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Maybe so, but Steam and the others arent going to account for the multi-billion dollar sales difference between consoles and PCs.
Yes they do, and then some. Also, Steam isn't even a very large fraction of on-line sales/profits.

I suspect MMO subscriptions are the single largest component of PC gaming sales.

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Maybe not. But the PC should only be compared against one console. Not all six,
Why not?

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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
That's true, but it's not going to add up to billions and billions of dollars like everyone tends to think.
WoW itself, just one game, is bringing over a billion dollars a year at this point. There are at least another few billion in non-brick a mortar sales out there.

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It's already uninstalled.

I just don't like how I can't sell the Orange Box. I bought it retail...So, I'll never buy another Valve game again. I don't feel I should be forced to keep them, particularly when I bought it from a store.

just my .02 is all.
I have to agree with you there. I don't own any Valve games, or use Steam on this principle either.

Direct2Drive > Steam.
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Personally I can't see the point in pirating any valve game. They're so awesome, I'd feel horrible taking from them....
So true.
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Direct2Drive > Steam.
No...

I bought UTIII on D2D. Horrible. Pitiful download speeds, and it was split in two .rar archives. One of which was corrupt. 2gb down the drain. A really flawed system.

So I bought it on steam. Now I have two copies of UTIII lol
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This is what I think of steam and valve:

Portal was fun... but it was really short. BioShock is okay, but again, short.

I have to agree that Valve games are not that interesting.

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It's already uninstalled.

I just don't like how I can't sell the Orange Box. I bought it retail...So, I'll never buy another Valve game again. I don't feel I should be forced to keep them, particularly when I bought it from a store.

just my .02 is all.
Here I agree completely. Not being able to sell it sucks.
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OK so I've always wondered this: what the hell is the Metascore thing in Steam?
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I believe it is the metacritic rating. www.metacritic.com
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pc gaming>consoles,period.
I've felt that way since 1998
    
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awesome find! Rep+!


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Threads like this get old. There are so many haters for each side it's sad. I enjoy my PC and my console. Suck it.
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